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My Plant of the Moment.

Actually it is two plants, both roses, both climbing to the tops of two of my huge ancient trees and both looking beautiful. The first one I planted soon after we moved here twenty seven yrs ago, Rosa Mulligani,  and … Continue reading

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Foliage for June 2017.

The garden here is usually predominantly green, but the weather has been so very hot over the last week, leaves have been falling off trees, making the garden look more like autumn. The temperatures have reached to well over 30C, … Continue reading

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Blooming June.

The flowers keep coming, in spite of all the weeds around them. At the moment I feel that I’m fighting a losing battle, but I’m sure that I’ll get there in the end. We had a spell of torrential rain … Continue reading

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My first garden visit of the year.

As I mentioned in my last post, my daughter whisked me away to Bristol for a few days last week and took me to Bristol Botanic Gardens so we could have a break from all the paperwork that we were … Continue reading

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The month of May

May is one of the most beautiful months in the gardening calendar, every day there are new delights in the garden, but this time they passed me by as my mind was somewhere else. I still came into the garden … Continue reading

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It is with great sadness…

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that my lovely husband and  undergardener, Ray, passed away on 3rd May. Unfortunately he didn’t make it home from the hospital, the doctors decided that his body wasn’t up … Continue reading

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The Sunset Border.

Last year the Sunset border had a bit of a makeover. Over the past 12 months plants have grown and some have set seed, making themselves really at home in the border that catches the last rays of the setting … Continue reading

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Bluebell Bonanza.

Not having visited our favourite bluebell wood for a few years now, I took the opportunity yesterday when our daughter was with us, to share with her somewhere that is very special to us. Just half an hours drive away … Continue reading

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GBFD for April 2017.

Leaves backlit by sunlight are one of the joys at this time of year. Leaves newly emerged are thankfully not being ripped to shreds by strong winds and gales , everything is peaceful in the garden here at the moment. … Continue reading

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My new Plant of the Moment.

The plant that I am visiting each day at the moment is Epimedium Amber Queen. This plant was new last year and I’m so impressed at the way it has taken off in the woodland here and the number of … Continue reading

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